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What's your latest rum purchase?
tikijimmy
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Posted: 2017-10-13 7:54 pm   Permalink

That would create a dilemma for me ...😎😎😎

 
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HopeChest
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Posted: 2017-10-17 4:05 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2017-08-24 15:00, mikehooker wrote:
My haul from Tiki Oasis a couple weeks ago. I'm seriously crushing on this Clement XO and can't wait to experiment more with the Doctor Bird.






Hey Mike, one of my locals has just gotten in the Doctor Bird. How do you like it? What did you use it in?


 
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mikehooker
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From: Austin
Posted: 2017-10-18 11:19 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2017-10-17 16:05, HopeChest wrote:

Hey Mike, one of my locals has just gotten in the Doctor Bird. How do you like it? What did you use it in?



I'm currently working my way through Sober October and giving my liver a rest so haven't been experimenting as of late. I know I used it in one or two drinks but honestly can't remember what they were or how it played with others. From my vague recollection, the rum isn't overly funky but is surprisingly smooth for it's potency. So it might be more of a higher octane Coruba than say a Kohala Bay sub. Definitely think you should pick it up and report back.


 
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Early Landed Larry
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Posted: 2017-10-18 4:45 pm   Permalink

Plantation OD. I realise this is on it's way out, but I scored a bottle for a good price from an internet shop.

I think it has a genuinely good flavour, distinctly a quality dark rum but curiously fine and delicate, especially considering it's a 151. It certainly doesn't have the powerful full-spectrum flavour punch that the successor, the OFTD, has.

I like it, but I think I will keep it for smaller drinks (like this Kingston negroni, or modified Dacquiris) where I want a touch of proof boost and there aren't so many other spirits and juices stacked around it that would swamp the taste. There are drinks I like where I want a spike of overproof, but don't want a rum that stomps all over the other ingredients.

It's a shame this won't be made anymore because it's really good, but perhaps it was just too delicate for this world. (To be clear, I adore OFTD, and I think it definitely has application across a wider set of drinks than this).



 
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HopeChest
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From: East Bay, CA
Posted: 2017-10-19 10:19 am   Permalink

Almost cried when I finished the last bottle of my stash of OD. Without question, the absolute best rum for my Hot Buttered Rum recipe. Also makes a smashing swizzle. Fantastic stuff.

 
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uk_chris123
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Posted: 2017-10-31 03:48 am   Permalink

My birthday last week and got some nice little presents from friends/family.
Nice display items rather than 'drinkers'.







The 'Moai glass bottle' is a tropical wine from Chile rather than a Rum, but I really like the bottle
and it should look good on a shelf.
The small 'Pirates Grog' chest with minitures in it is also a nice display item.
It's nice when people try to put a bit of thought into buying gifts.


 
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Hamo
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From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 2017-10-31 08:02 am   Permalink

That Moai bottle is great. I keep thinking I need to get some pisco once I make space on the shelf. Itís a clear grape brandy, and the Chilean kind is slightly different than the Peruvian (I prefer Peruvian, but it doesnít come it such cool bottles). The Pisco Sour is a great drink to utilize it, but Iíd also like to try a few of Martin Cateís recipes that call for it, including his version of the Fog Cutter.

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-11-08 8:37 pm   Permalink

El Dorado 151
And
Prichardís cranberry rum






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hang10tiki
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Posted: 29 days ago; 2:08 pm   Permalink




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HopeChest
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Posted: 27 days ago; 4:04 pm   Permalink

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On 2017-11-11 14:08, hang10tiki wrote:







This JUST showed up at the BevMo near my house - I am dying to grab a bottle of both gold and silver and try them out. How do you like it?


 
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LeftarmofBuddha
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From: Murfreesboro Tenn
Posted: 27 days ago; 6:21 pm   Permalink

These J Wray gold and white rums are just rebranded Appleton Special. Not that there is anything wrong with that. I used to buy Appleton Special Gold all the time but Signature is only slightly more expensive and was easier to find until this stuff just became available within the past few months.

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 27 days ago; 7:08 pm   Permalink

Hope-
Didnít crack it open yet




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HopeChest
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Posted: 26 days ago; 5:35 pm   Permalink

Aha!! Well, I guess that explains why the Appleton Special just disappeared from all of my locals some time back. It's been awhile but I remember it as a good mixing rum...

Nice. Very nice indeed.


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 23 days ago; 6:15 pm   Permalink




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tikitube
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Joined: Apr 25, 2017
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From: Ozark Underwater Cliffs
Posted: 22 days ago; 09:25 am   Permalink

Last night, we had our very first tiki party! I believe it was a first for our guests, too. It was also my first attempt at bartending, although I limited it to a few drinks. (If someone wanted rum and coke, I let them go at it. I just didn't vwant to be stuck at the bar all evening.) I had made batter for hot buttered rum earlier in the day, and I served those with the Kraken. It was part of a "gift set" that included a pretty cool mug for $23. It was very good with ginger beer and cokes, too. Our feature drink was Barbados Rum Punch (SC recipe) using El Dorado 5. We finished off the evening with something lighter...Strawberry Mules. Overall, everyone loved the drinks and decor and I'd call it a success.





 
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